Rankings in Review: State Anti Cruelty Laws 2020
Join Animal Legal Defense Fund staff attorney Kathleen Wood as she discusses the annual Animal Protection Laws Rankings Report. Each year, our attorneys compile and review every state and territory’s animal protection laws and rank them according to the relative strength and weakness of their laws. Kathleen will discuss what goes into creating our Compendium and Rankings Report, as well as the highlights from 2019, including most-improved states and legislative trends.
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In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and mounting criticism of the dog meat trade from Chinese citizens, the national government of China has issued draft guidelines to reclassify dogs from “livestock” to “companion animals.”May 20, 2020 Animal Law Update
In the U.S., some municipalities are grappling with whether pigs kept as companions should be allowed in residential areas that exclude animals legally defined as “livestock.”May 20, 2020 Animal Law Update
‘Tiger King’ could have been a change agent. Despite the impetus of the 5-year project — finding a big cat in someone’s white van in the heat of summer — a deliberate choice was made not to focus on the tigers at all. Their story remains untold.May 11, 2020 Legally Brief